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May Update: Interesting Tiger Shark Behaviour, IUCN Report, Scientific Media Internship Launch and More

New: Scientific Media Internship A new internship opportunity has been added to the volunteering and interning positions available at BCSS: a Scientific Media Internship. This internship focuses on broadening the intern’s knowledge of scientific media and focuses on underwater photography and video making. The intern will join the research expeditions contributing to the four research …

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BCSS Facilitated Fieldwork for Data Used in IUCN Report ‘Coastal Blue Carbon Stocks in Tanzania and Mozambique’

In April 2019, students Sara Forsberg (Stockholm University, Sweden), Manuela Amone and Laura Chivale (Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique) visited BCSS and used our platform to conduct research on blue carbon, which refers to carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere, buried and accumulated as organic matter in soils, mostly via plant growth, in the scope of …

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UN Climate Change Conference Documentary featuring BCSS: A Preview

Two months ago, a Mozambican film crew (Olankha)  from Maputo travelled to Benguerra Island and visited our Ocean Observatory for several days. BCSS was selected by the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) as one of the best and most important initiatives in Mozambique working on climate change and environmental affairs. The Ocean Observatory is …

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April Update: A Test Tank, School Gardens, IUCN Report and a New Team Member

Diving license and tank completion We are excited to announce the receipt of a national dive center licence, for our marine field station. The license enables us to conduct quality research underwater and broadens our goals in general, as we will now be able to train our staff and interns to dive in our 5* PADI …

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March Update: Website Launch, COP26 Media Visit, Beach Clean-Ups And More

COP26 VisitWe were honoured to be invited to work together with the British High Commission on a short documentary that will be shown at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland. The film crew (Sheila Saiete, Albertina Zandamela and Regina Charuma) has been staying at our field station, shooting various aspects of the Ocean …

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February Update: Ocean Observatory progress, Permaculture and more

We had a great start of 2021, as January was packed with interesting new projects, exciting collaborations and lots of data and research. We are eagerly looking ahead into the year, and have plenty more to share with you over the next couple of months. For now, enjoy our review of January’s activities at BCSS, …

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Sighting of large aggregation of giant manta rays in the Bazaruto Archipelago

January and February are traditionally peak months for giant manta aggregations around the southern Mozambican coast. While routinely working offshore in the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park (BANP) monitoring marine life, BCSS scientists spotted large aggregations of giant manta rays (Manta alfredi) in different locations on several days from one of the BCSS research boats. On the 31st …

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Our 2020 highlights: Ocean Observatory, Marine Science Program and more

This year has been like no other, with ups and downs none of us could have foreseen. Despite the tight grip of COVID-19 on the world and Mozambique border closures, we continued collecting data, conducting research and working on projects to the best of our ability. Please enjoy our 2020 highlights, and thank you for your continued …

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Artificial upwelling: an opportunity to reverse coral bleaching events

With 2020 being on course to be the warmest year on record, and the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere being the highest it has been in human history (as of May 2020), the oceans are being affected significantly. Thermal-stress events associated with climate change cause coral bleaching and mortality that threatens coral …

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Why we ask for a fee to join the Marine Science Program at BCSS

Do you want to join our Marine Science Program, but are you concerned that you have to pay? We understand that you might be wondering if joining BCSS will be real value, what is included and where your money goes to exactly. BCSS is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), which means that BCSS is a non-profit …

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